The Miami Hurricanes beat the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils in lop sided fashion. The 69 points also garnered the attention of one Mr. Dick Vitale. Apparently he was not too fond of the Hurricanes dismantling of an FCS program.
Having kids humiliated , physically & emotionally whipped for a payday is sickening . Yes @CanesFootball whips Central Connecticut State as Miami must feel great as they won 69-0 ! How does this help anybody but the cash register ?— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) September 25, 2021
We will blow over the fact that seemingly every single big time school in the country partakes in these types of matchups. Let us not also forget the last time the Florida State Seminoles played an FCS school. In the end, the Hurricanes won in convincing blow out fashion and it was highlighted by the younger talent on the roster.
Let's begin. Back from Boston and back in the lab. Shout out to @Canes_Wear proud sponsor of SOTG and X's and Ro. Lot of puppies this week. We see speed but you have to notice the ball fake and what it did to two CCSU defenders....BANG!!! #canes pic.twitter.com/UGGlh1XKL7— rOmaN (@Romancane) September 27, 2021
Brashard Smith is fast. His ability to put his foot in the dirt and essentially warp to pay dirt was impressive. Tyler Van Dyke shows great ball skills here and it was his play fake that led to the initial separation. Quarterbacks can have ball fakes just like NBA point guards too.
You will also see back to back examples of both young guns Van Dyke and Garcia with good head discipline. Go back to last week and you will see D’Eriq King bring a safety over with his head. Quarterbacks need to account for such things. Two touchdowns for the canes were result of great catches and great quarterback subtlety.
First the video clip of Jake Garcia on a catch of the year candidate.
It's a catch of the year candidate sure. But lets look at it from a different perspective. The protection got it right including a good pickup by the freshman running back. And this is a qb understanding how to manipulate a safety. #SOTG #canes #BANG!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wqRdyTecSx— rOmaN (@Romancane) September 27, 2021
Now TVD and Charleston Rambo show great report.
You want to know why subtle head warfare is so IMPORTANT for a qb? This is why. Tale of two tapes.— rOmaN (@Romancane) September 27, 2021
Thank you once again to @Canes_Wear for sponsoring this week's SOTG. #BANG!!!!! #Canes pic.twitter.com/0sAnptw0Nt
When both quarterbacks combined for only 4 incompletions and five touchdowns it is safe to say that position group played well. That quarterback battle will continue to rage on and it is hard to see a clear separation from the two. This is clearly a case of talent pushing talent.
Manny Diaz will see a ton of young guys flashing and making plays this week. It will be his job to make sure the senior talent he habitually prefers doesn’t impede the potential. “Gregtober” is upon us and it looks like some freshmen need more snaps.
The ACC is still up for grabs and this season can still be salvaged. SOTG says BANG a lot this week. So get your popcorn and your pencils, it’s go time. #gocanes.